Question: Can Text Messages Be Used as Evidence Against Sex Offender / Child Molester? Answer: Absolutely.


In Florida and other States, evidence can come in many forms. Some evidence is uncovered. Some is not. Some evidence is admissible in a criminal case. Some is not. In many cases, especially over the past few years, evidence in the form of e-mails, text messages, and Facebook postings have been used to help prosecute and convict criminal defendants of crimes in the State of Florida and elsewhere. People, who violate the law and harm others, are not always that bright when it comes to covering their respective tracks. Some even lay out a line of bread crumbs so to speak that lead investigators and police officers right to their door, computer, or mobile phone.

Text messages can be used as evidence against a criminal defendants. In essence, text messages are admissions or statements of the criminal defendant. While a criminal defendant could argue that somebody else sent the text messages out, actions and other evidence can be used to tie the criminal defendant to the text messages.

In Ovideo, Florida, a 20 year old man was recently accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15 year old girl. Criminal charges may include lewd and lascivious battery on a victim between the ages of 12 and 15. Investigators reported that the man gave the girl a mobile phone. Text messages were sent to the girl on multiple occasions. You can read more about this story at Text Messages Sent to 15 Year Old Girl – Man Faces Criminal Charges.

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